Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

Attachment Records


Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Attachment Register [with index], 1893-1909 (1 volume);
Certificate of Attachments [with index], vol. A-B, 1866-1904 (2 volumes);
Certificates of Attachments [with index], vol. C, 1904-1956 (1 volume);
Record Attachment Register, 1880-1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Criminal Justice Center, Sheriff's Complete Records Room:
Return Book [Attachments], vol. 1-13, 1896-1921 (13 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office Vault, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Certificates of Attachment-with index], vol. C, 1904-ca.1950 (1 reel of microfilm).


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